Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Department

Art

First Advisor

Pamela Bowers

Abstract

‘Figure and Flora’ is an exploration of the visual relationship between the human figure and various forms of plant life. It is an exercise in appreciation of the subtle nuances in color, shape and form of the human body which can bear a striking resemblance to vegetation that one would encounter in everyday life. Because we are such visual creatures, recognizing the aesthetic similarities can be an effective first step in realizing the inherent and biological similarities as well. This exhibit is meant to remind people that they are related to many more varied life forms than they may be aware of and therefore are all part of a universally connected flow of energy.

‘Figure and Flora’ will be comprised of this written work along with nine oil paintings presented in the Student Gallery at McMaster College at the University of South Carolina from April 25th until April 31st, 2015.

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